RBI Assistant Exam 2020: Notification, Important Dates, Exam Pattern and Syllabus, Solved Papers and Mock Test

RBI Assistant Exam

India’s central banking institution, RBI or the Reserve Bank of India is the sole controller of the monetary policy of the country. Since its inception in the year 1935, RBI has continued to play a key role in the Development Strategy of the Indian Government. Besides shaping the monetary system of the Indian rupee, the bank from time to time invites applications from the eligible candidates to fill in various high-profile posts. This ultimately gives all the aspirants a golden opportunity to work in the banking sector and that with the topmost company. If you are interested in RBI Assistant exam and have no idea how to start, what to cover and how much to pay, this page will equip you with all the important aspects of exam pattern, eligibility criteria, selection procedure, important dates and frequently asked questions. Gain adequate information about the exam and maximise your winning chances.

RBI Assistant 2020 Latest Update - The admit card for RBI Assistant 2020 Preliminary exam has been issued by the official exam conducting authority i.e. Reserve Bank of India  Candidates can obtain their RBI Assistant Admit Card 2020 at the official website by pursuing the proven steps as guided below. Earlier the online application process for the RBI Assistant 2020 Recruitment had been compiled from 23rd December 2019 to 16th January 2020.

RBI Assistant Exam 2020 Overview

Exam Name

RBI Assistant Exam

Exam conducting authority

Reserve Bank of India (RBI)

Official website


Exam mode


Application mode


Number of vacancies


RBI Assistant Exam 2020 Important Dates

The application window for the RBI Assistant exam is active now. The last date for submitting the filled-in application forms is 16th January 2020. Here are the other exam-related dates:

Exam Events

Exam Dates

RBI Assistant 2020 Online Application Starts

23rd December 2019

RBI Assistant 2020 Online Application Closes

16th January 2020

Admit Card availability

One or Two weeks before the exam

RBI Assistant Online Preliminary test

14th and 15th February 2020

RBI Assistant 2020 Main test

March 2020

RBI Assistant result declaration

April 2020

RBI Assistant Exam Previous Years Solved Papers

RBI Assistant Exam 2020 Pattern & Syllabus

RBI Assistant Exam Pattern:

The Reserve Bank of India selects candidates for the posts of Assistant – Special Drive for PwD candidates for its various branches across the country. Selection is done through a country-wide competitive exam in three phases – Preliminary Exam, Main Exam and Language Proficiency Test.

Preliminary Examination

The preliminary examination will have questions from three major areas – reasoning ability, English language and numerical ability. There will be a total of 100 objective type questions bearing 100 marks.

Name of Test

No. Of Questions

Maximum Marks


Reasoning Ability



20 minutes

English Language



20 minutes

Numerical Ability



20 minutes




60 minutes

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Main Examination

The Main exam consists of objective type questions. Unlike prelims, it will have 200 questions carrying 200 marks. Here is the classification of questions, marks and duration.

Test Names

No. Of Questions

Maximum Marks


Numerical Ability



30 Min




30 Min

General Awareness



25 Min

Computer Knowledge



20 Min

English Language



30 Min




135 minutes

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Language Proficiency Test (LPT):

Candidates selected through Main exam are required to undergo an LPT. Furthermore, those who are proficient with a local or official language of the state would be given much importance. PwD applicants would be entitled to 10 minutes extra time compared to general candidates.

Test-takers must keep in mind the following points:

  • Download the Information Handout along with the call letter from the official website of the Reserve Bank of India.
  • The Main online test will have questions in two languages – English and Hindi – except the English Language Test.
  • To appear in the Main Exam, an applicant must qualify the Prelims.
  • It is mandatory to pass in each test (objective type) of the online exams.
  • Both Prelims and Main will have negative marking for every incorrect answer. The deduction will be ¼ (one fourth).
  • If passed, RBI will showcase the Roll No. of the qualified candidates on its website. This is applicable for both the preliminary and main examinations. Along with the list of roll numbers, a notice will also be published on the bank’s website for further instructions.
  • Moreover, candidates who secure outstanding marks and stand sufficiently high in the merit list with aggregate marks are called for LPT.
  • RBI will select the applicant based on his or her performance in the online Main exam, Biometric verification and LPT (taken collectively in order of merit).

RBI Assistant Main Exam Syllabus:

Syllabus for Numerical Ability: Simplification; Average; Percentage; Time and Work; Time and Distance problems; Area; Volume; Profit and Loss; Simple and Compound Interest; Menstruation; Time and Speed; Missing numbers, Fractions and Ratios; HCF and LCM; Problem on Ages; Data Interpretation.

Syllabus for Reasoning Ability: Coded Inequalities/Mathematical Inequalities; Syllogisms; Coding and Decoding; Seating Arrangement; Blood Relations; Directions and Distances; Ordering and Ranking; Arrangement and Pattern; Double Lineup; Scheduling; Analogy; Statement - Conclusions/Arguments.

Syllabus for the English Language: Reading comprehension; Cloze test; Phrase substitution; Paragraph complete/Sentence correction; Para jumbles; Miscellaneous; Commonly misspelt words; Double blanks in a sentence; Synonyms and antonyms

Syllabus for Computer Knowledge: Generations of the computer; Basic computer fundamentals; Software and Hardware and their functionalities; Networking; Modern day technology; Computer Abbreviations; Internet, LAN, WAN; Security Tools, Virus, Hacker; MS Word, MS Excel, etc.

Syllabus for Computer Knowledge: Banking & Financial Awareness - Banking terms, Current rates (Bank rate, repo rate, reverse repo rate), RBI, Fiscal-Monetary Policies, Social Functions of Bank; Economic News - Indian and International Economy, Finance, shares, various schemes of Government; Monetary policies, Important guidelines, Financial & Economics News, Economics terms, etc; National and International News, Sports News, Awards, Summits and Conferences, Schemes, Agreement and Deals, etc; Parks, Dam, Thermal Power Plants, Mountains, Temples, Stadiums, Airports, etc.

RBI Assistant Exam 2020 Eligibility

Candidates must ensure that they meet the eligibility requirements before applying for the post.

Age (as on 01 December 2019)

The applicants should be aged between 20 and 28 years. In other words, those who were born on or after 02 December 1991 and on or before 01 December 1999 are eligible to go ahead with the assistant exam. Relaxation in the upper age limit will be provided to candidates belonging to reserved categories. Details are as below –


Relaxation in Age

Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST)

5 years i.e. up to 33 years

Other Backward Classes (OBC)

3 years i.e. up to 31 years

Persons with Disabilities (PWD)

10 years (GEN), 13 years (OBC) & 15 years (SC/ST)


To the extent of service rendered by them in Armed Forces plus an additional period of 3 years subject to a maximum of 50 years.

Candidates domiciled in the state of Jammu and Kashmir during the period from 1st January 1980 to 31st December 1989

5 years

Candidates having work experience in Reserve Bank of India

To the extent of the number of years of such experience, subject to a maximum of 3 years.

Educational Qualification (as on 01 December 2019)

  • Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with minimum 50% marks (pass class for SC/ST/PWD) from a recognised University.
  • Candidates should also have knowledge of word processing on the computer.
  • Those belonging to Ex-servicemen category should have a bachelor’s degree from a recognised University or should have passed matriculation or equivalent examination of Armed Forces with a minimum of 15 years service in defence.
  • Those who are applying for the post in any recruiting office should be proficient (comfortable to write, read, speak, and understand the language) in the state language or languages of states falling under that recruiting office.

RBI Assistant Exam 2020 Application Process

To apply for the RBI Assistant post, the candidates must fill the application form online. The exam is conducted in online mode. At no cost, an applicant can apply via offline mode. Check out the RBI Assistant recruitment details and application process -

RBI Assistant Exam 2020 Application Process -

  • Visit www.rbi.org.in
  • Go to the ‘Opportunity@RBI’ section.
  • From the ‘Current Vacancies’ drop-down, click on the ‘Vacancies’ option.
  • Click on the ‘Recruitment for the post of Assistant’ option under the ‘Dec 23, 2019’ section.
  • Click on the ‘Recruitment for the post of Assistant - 2019’ link.
  • Click on the ‘Click here for New Registration’ button.
  • Register online by providing basic details, uploading the scanned copy of signature and photograph.
  • Preview before hitting the ‘Submit’ button
  • After the form submission, RBI will send you an email.

Application Fee

  • General/ OBC/ EWS - ₹ 450/-
  • SC/ ST/ PWD/ EXS - ₹ 50/-

The application fee is non-refundable.

Other Details

RBI Assistant Exam Admit Card 2020

The admit card for the RBI Assistant 2020 exam has been released on 03rd February 2020 (Monday). The admit card will be made available on the official website. Candidates will be able to download the admit card till the date of examination. The admit card comprises of the exam date, time, address of the venue, and other important instructions for the exam. Candidates will not be allowed to appear for the examination without the admit card.

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RBI Assistant Exam Result 2020

RBI Assistant exam 2020 result will be tentatively released in April 2020. The result can be checked at the official website. Separate results are announced after the Preliminary and Main phase examination and the final result is announced after the Language Proficiency Test (LPT). Candidates are selected on the basis of the final merit list.


Click here for RBI assistant exam latest Frequently Asked Questions.


Shivani - February 15, 2019REPLY

Can final year students apply for this post

Exams Planner - February 25, 2019REPLY

No. Candidates should have completed the bachelor degree for appearing in the exam.

Jyoti sonowal - January 29, 2019REPLY

I am in b.com last year which will end on June ..am I eligible for this exam ..is will get my result on July 2019

Monika thakare - January 12, 2019REPLY

Can final year student apply for the post?